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Radiology X-Ray Technician Salary (United States)

A Radiology X-Ray Technician earns an average wage of $17.95 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Radiology X-Ray Technician Salary (?
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$29,748 - $54,000
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,846
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Radiology X-Ray Technician Salary (?
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$10.26 - $25.35
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,748 - $54,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,304 - $55,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $25.35  
   
Overtime
$11.66 - $35.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,304 - $55,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Job Description for Radiology X-Ray Technician

  • Explain process and position patient for x-ray; adjusting restriction devices; moving and adjusting equipment to set exposure factors.
  • Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading instructions from physician.
  • Perform basic general x-rays of the chest, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, knee, foot or ankle under supervision of physician.
  • Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
  • Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.

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Experience Affects Radiology X-Ray Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 27%